Yesterday afternoon, after having been in bed for the majority of four days, I just had to get up. I drove to a nearby park and walked, very slowly, like an old person, around and took in the sights and sounds. There were actually birds chirping! The sounds of ice melting. The intermittent sounds of people walking by. The sounds of the creek. It is so nice to go back into the world after four days in bed.
I called a woman who has been my sponsee for many years. I told her I was hungry and lonely, and she dropped everything and met me at one of our favorite restaurants. It was good to eat something other than chicken soup.
I still think I won't be able to run or even walk my race on Sunday. But I will hope to keep getting better, who knows what will happen by Sunday?
Regardless of what happens, I am grateful for my life today. I am so glad I have a job to go to and friends who care about me there... and other places too!